Wednesday, August 24

Besan Ke Laddoo!! (Gram Flour Laddoo)

Besan Ke Laddoo (Gram Flour Laddoo) is made mostly in Maharashtra.. There are many version are there to these laddoo, but this recipe is very basic and easy to make. Me and my hubby happen to be a big fan of laddoo's, They are very useful when you are hungry and you need something soon and you don't have to juggle in the kitchen.. That's why I make very few of them so that it get over soon. Making a less quantity gives me a chance to try different laddoo's too... You can make in a big batches and store them in a airtight container and keep serving for a 2 to 3 weeks.. Do try this recipe and let me know.

2 cup besan (gram flour)
1 cup ghee (clarified butter)
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
1/2 cup chopped dry fruits (almonds, cashew, raisin and pistachio).

Cooking Method.
In a deep non-stick kadai. dry roast all the dry fruits and set it aside. In a same kadai add ghee, besan and cardamom powder and roast on a low flame till it gives a nice aroma and become golden brown. by stiring continuously.
Then take the besan out in a large plate and allow it to cool a bit. Now add the powdered sugar and dry fruits and make a even size laddoo's while the mixture is still warm. If you feel the mixture is little dry, feel free to add a little milk to make a smooth laddoo's.
Store them in a airtight container and Serve when ever you want.

Monday, August 22

NaanKhatai!! (Indian Eggless Shortbread)

NaanKhatai!! (Indian Shortbread) is the very famous cookies in India. This is the easiest and best cookies to be made in no time and with minimum ingredients. These cookies can be made with gram flour and rawa or even only with maida. Even this naankhatai can be made on cook-top  for that recipe may be you have to wait for my next post.. This is a beginner recipe with only few basic ingredients which I believe every house will have it. This cookies can be stored in a airtight container for a week and you enjoy with hot cup tea... Naankhatai can be a great idea for gifting during Diwali or Holi..Do try this recipe and let me know.

3/4 cup maida(all purpose flour)
1/4 cup gram flour(besan)
1/2 ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cardamom powder.

Baking Method.
Pre-heat oven at 180c for 10 minutes.
In a mixing bowl add maida, besan, sugar, baking powder and cardamom powder and mixing them well. Then by adding little by little ghee, knead a cookie dough. Then divide a dough into 18 equal sized portion. Take a each ball and press in between your palm to give a cookie shape.
Now place the cookies on to greased baking tray and bake them for 12 to 15 minutes at 180c.
Then cool them on to a wire rack and once completely cooled. Store them into a airtight container.
Serve with hot cup tea or warm milk..

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